Introducing the New Westminster challenger
Alicia Worobeck is participating in the challenge to set an example for her daughter.
Updated: March 14, 2013 1:14 PM
Weight: 254 pounds
Current Fitness Level: I work out occasionally
Current Diet: I don't watch what I eat and tend to over-eat
Fundraising Goal: $10,000 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society
Reason for Applying: Three years ago my mother was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma which later revealed a large tumour in her ear canal. She postponed the surgery in order to watch her granddaughter, my daughter, be born. After the surgery the doctors told her that had they not caught it when they did, it would have metastasized and left her with only a few months to live. That hit home for me that there are no guarantees in life and you shouldn't postpone anything til tomorrow. I have been overweight since childhood with highs and lows along the way. I understand the important of breaking the cycle so that my daughter doesn't learn bad habits and have to deal with the difficulties of growing up overweight. Unfortunately being overweight and having health problems is not uncommon in my family and now more than ever I understand that I need to be the best possible version of myself physically and mentally to set a good example for my daughter as well as ensure I will be around to see her children being born.